I mentioned in my last post that echeverias are great plants to experiment and practice on. This is especially true when it comes to propagation methods. You can try top cutting, coring, root damage and leaves, and while not every method will work with every variety it is fun finding out what will. Once you know the quickest and easiest method this can be used whenever you want duplicates or more plants.
Given the ease with which echeverias propagate variegated plants should be more common. The reason they are not is that while new plants are produced without problems, the majority of the time they revert to normal. Even leaves off fully variegated and stable plants usually produce plain new plants. So there is little chance that I will get my dream variegates plant form the leaves. It doesn't stop you trying though.